Thursday, 20 August 2015

Say Goodbye to Traditional Methods of Lead Dust Containment

waving goodbye oval signKeeping lead dust contained during demolition or renovation is a big deal. Although most modern homes have nothing to fear from lead based paint, homes built before 1978 are at risk for having lead paint either on the interior or exterior. Any disturbance of this years old lead coating can generate dangerous amounts of lead paint dust and contaminate the entire home.

So, what's the big deal with lead paint dust? It's just dust, right? Not exactly. Responsible for causing a host of reproductive, neurological, and respiratory diseases and conditions, lead paint dust is nothing to be trifled with. In fact, lead dust can have devastating effects on adults, children, and even family pets.

It's for these reasons that when a home painted with lead paint needed renovations, extreme measures were put in place to obstruct the spread of lead dust. These measures included walling off entire areas of the home, using negative air machines to contain particulates, and covering every high risk surface with plastic. Workers would wear self-contained suits and respirators when entering the construction areas. Not only were these methods costly but they also greatly slowed the entire renovation process.

Today, however, these measures can be a thing of the past with ECOBOND®. Previously, these measures were used to capture and contain the dangerous lead dust, but ECOBOND® treats and eliminates the threat at the source. When applied over the lead based paint, it not only successfully contains the dust but also penetrates into the harmful paint below to neutralize the lead. In two independent laboratory studies ECOBOND® was shown to reduce the hazard of lead poisoning by 95% and stop the occurrence of lead dust by 99%!

And the benefits of ECOBOND® don't stop there.
It's also:

Fire Retardant

Mold and Mildew Resistant

Easy To Apply




If you use ECOBOND®, traditional methods of containing the dangerous lead dust particles will be a thing of the past. Of course, it is still recommended to abide by basic lead containment procedures if doing a large project, but the threat will be almost non-existent.

If you would like to know more about lead dust containment and other lead paint topics, we invite you to visit our website. Additionally, you may contact us with any questions or comments.

Reducing the Dangers of Proximity Contamination

Proximity Contamination occurs when lead-based paint (LBP) chips or flakes off the painted surface or LBP dust becomes airborne. Once this contaminant gets into the environment it becomes a potentially dangerous and costly problem.

Lead is highly toxic, causing a variety of health problems in children and adults and is considered a carcinogen. It's been outlawed as an additive in residential paint since the late 1970's but is still present in industrial applications and on older painted surfaces.

The danger of proximity contamination is greatest where kids are present. Lead has a sweet taste so small children may lick chipped surfaces. Dust can be ingested or inhaled. School districts must be diligent in the identification and remediation of LBP before it becomes bio- available.

The Health and Safety and Remediation Plans, Remediation Monitoring, Permitting and Disposal have to meet EPA guidelines as well as the requirements of a variety of state and local criteria. This can be a very expensive undertaking.
In California this can involve several steps and multiple state agencies.

ECOBOND® LBP is a cost-effective solution for school districts and other public agencies. Used as a sealant on chipped surfaces prior to removal and disposal, the ECOBOND® LBP has reduced the total lead levels up to 97%. In many cases bio-available lead has been reduced to non-detect levels.

With over 10 years and many laboratory and field studies in the books, ECOBOND® LBP is an industry leader in the containment of lead on a variety of typical construction materials, including wood, cinder block, sheet rock and ceramic tile.

The product is easily brushed on or spray-applied, and penetrates the LBP, softening the lead. If intact the paint may remain safely in place. If damaged and chipped it can be removed and disposed of in a non-hazardous facility.

Please contact us and let us help solve or prevent your proximity contamination problems.

Lead Paint Removal: You Can Do It Safely, and Avoid Environmental Harm

Lead paint removal is a frightening proposition, but it shouldn't be. The tools and products that are available now make it more simple, effective, and safer than ever before. Contractors and homeowners who need to address lead paint hazards should start by examining the options and move forward with corrective action to avoid continued exposure to lead paint in homes and offices.

ECOBOND® products are used extensively throughout the US and internationally to treat and remove lead hazards. While government agencies and business contractors use ECOBOND®, the products are also popular with homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. One reason: The unique formula can be applied to a surface with lead paint, as well as to paint chips after scraping and treat them rendering them harmless.

Also making the products a good choice for homeowners: they're easy and safe to use.

Lead Paint Removal: Easier, Safer Than Ever

ECOBOND® products are becoming the go-to solution for lead based paint hazards because they are easy and efficient to use, as well as affordable. Do-it-Yourselfers, especially those with little experience, choose ECOBOND® products because:

  • Their unique Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® product eliminates confusion about treatment and hazard management.
  • They can be applied not only to the surface but also to paint chips after scraping, rendering them harmless.
  • On average, ECOBOND® lead paint removal products cost property owners 40-80% less than other lead paint removal products and treatments.

Additional benefits families especially appreciate include the products' fire and mold and mildew resistance, the fact that the products are eco-friendly. and have been proven to reduce lead hazards by up to 95%.

Got Questions about Lead Paint Removal?
Certainly, working to remove lead paint is a task that requires a good plan and some basic safety supplies, but it can be managed by most homeowners and property managers.

Our FAQ list covers how to test a painted surface, residential and commercial uses, as well as questions about tinting, application and drying time. If you have questions about lead paint removal, safety precautions, or our products, please contact us. We're here to help!

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